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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Visual Impairment and Access to Eye Care--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

How much difficulty, if any, do you have in recognizing a friend across the street?*
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  Total
Respond.^
No difficulty A little difficulty Moderate difficulty Extreme difficulty Unable to do b/c of eyesight
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,312 9,729 86.8 86.0-87.6 1,018 8.7 8.0- 9.4 358 3.0 2.6- 3.4 109 0.8 0.6- 1.1 98 0.7 0.6- 1.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,298 8,895 87.4 86.5-88.1 912 8.5 7.9- 9.2 311 2.7 2.4- 3.1 90 0.7 0.5- 0.9 90 0.7 0.5- 0.9
No 1,002 823 81.8 78.4-84.7 106 10.0 7.8-12.6 46 5.0 3.5- 7.1 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3 8 1.3 0.5- 3.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 173 141 81.9 72.8-88.5 12 4.7 2.4- 8.9 12 9.4 4.4-18.9 2 2.1 0.5- 9.1 6 1.8 0.8- 4.3
Recommended Range 3,499 3,068 88.0 86.6-89.3 277 8.0 6.9- 9.3 100 2.7 2.2- 3.5 28 0.6 0.4- 0.9 26 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Overweight 4,029 3,519 88.3 87.0-89.5 335 7.9 6.9- 9.0 117 2.5 2.0- 3.1 33 0.7 0.5- 1.0 25 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Obese 3,169 2,627 84.2 82.6-85.8 350 10.2 8.9-11.6 111 3.4 2.7- 4.4 45 1.3 0.8- 1.9 36 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Current Smoker
No 9,146 7,890 87.2 86.3-88.1 832 8.8 8.1- 9.5 265 2.6 2.3- 3.0 81 0.7 0.5- 0.9 78 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Yes 2,105 1,790 85.3 83.2-87.2 175 8.0 6.6- 9.7 93 4.5 3.4- 5.8 28 1.4 0.8- 2.4 19 0.8 0.5- 1.4
Binge Drinker
No 10,429 8,929 86.5 85.6-87.3 965 8.9 8.2- 9.6 341 3.0 2.6- 3.4 105 0.9 0.7- 1.1 89 0.7 0.6- 1.0
Yes 702 636 89.5 86.0-92.2 44 6.5 4.5- 9.5 13 3.0 1.6- 5.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.6 6 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Heavy Drinker
No 10,792 9,258 86.7 85.8-87.4 987 8.8 8.1- 9.5 346 2.9 2.6- 3.4 106 0.8 0.6- 1.1 95 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Yes 347 317 89.9 84.4-93.6 18 5.2 2.9- 9.1 9 4.3 1.8- 9.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
Current Asthma
Yes 870 681 79.4 76.0-82.5 113 12.3 9.9-15.2 42 5.1 3.5- 7.3 18 1.5 0.9- 2.5 16 1.7 1.0- 2.9
No 10,394 9,008 87.4 86.5-88.2 900 8.4 7.7- 9.1 315 2.8 2.4- 3.2 91 0.8 0.6- 1.0 80 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,675 1,320 79.3 76.7-81.6 215 12.5 10.6-14.5 74 4.3 3.3- 5.7 29 1.6 1.1- 2.6 37 2.3 1.4- 3.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 54 45 90.1 79.7-95.5 7 8.1 3.4-18.0 2 1.8 0.3- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 9,374 8,192 88.1 87.2-88.9 769 8.0 7.3- 8.8 278 2.7 2.4- 3.2 77 0.7 0.5- 0.9 58 0.5 0.3- 0.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 196 163 83.3 75.2-89.1 25 11.1 7.1-17.0 4 4.2 1.1-14.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
Disability
Yes 4,688 3,686 79.1 77.6-80.6 589 12.4 11.2-13.6 246 5.4 4.6- 6.3 84 1.6 1.2- 2.1 83 1.5 1.1- 2.0
No 6,570 5,998 91.6 90.7-92.4 422 6.3 5.6- 7.2 111 1.4 1.2- 1.8 24 0.3 0.2- 0.6 15 0.3 0.1- 0.6

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Asked only of respondents age 40 and older. NOTE: These questions on visual impairment/eyecare have never been asked previously in the NC BRFSS Survey.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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